Volunteer

Volunteer Group Fitness Instructor (Substitute) – Aquatic Fitness

Closing date: 
March 30, 2018
Job Description: 

Please see the attached job posting.

Contact Info
Name: 
Human Resources
City: 
Langford
Province or Territory: 
British Columbia

Royal Lifesaving Society Commonwealth Youth Trustee

Closing date: 
February 14, 2018
Job Description: 

Position Overview

The Youth Trustee is a voting member of the Board of Trustees who is between the age of 18 and 29 when they are elected to their first term. It is not expected that the Youth Trustee “represent” Commonwealth youth but rather to ensure that there is always a minimum of one Trustee from this age group who can provide a youth perspective in Board decision making and generational succession within the Society’s leadership. The Youth Trustee will help facilitate input from Commonwealth youth. 
 
Position holder is accountable for: 
  • meeting the requirements of the UK Charities Trustees Duties outlined in Appendix 1 “ 
  • seeking input from as wide a range of active RLSS youth volunteers as possible as a means of informing their input to Board decisions. The Youth Trustee shall have sole discretion in determining whether to seek this input informally or through a more structured mechanism of their choosing
  • being accessible via frequently used digital platforms,  to RLSS youth in order to assist in directing suggestions, inquiries or concerns related to RLSS to the appropriate individual and/or organisation
  • supporting and/or initiating efforts to increase the number of youth engaged in the development, delivery and evaluation of RLSS policies, communications, programmes, activities, etc. 
 
Criteria and Competencies: 
  • 18-29 years of age at first election
  • Meets the requirements of the UK Charities Trustee Duties, Appendix 1
  • Demonstrated commitment to reduction of drowning in the Commonwealth
  • Experience and/or interest in gaining experience in the governance of a volunteer led organisation
  • Strong communicator with good listening skills
  • Proficient in the use of e-mail, Skype and other digital media platforms
  • Interest in interacting with other Commonwealth youth
  • Ability to participate in four, two-hour Trustee Conference Calls per year
  • Ability, in most instances, to respond to requests for input in 14-21 days and in critical instances within 48 hours to 7 days
  • It is essential that the Youth Trustee be self-supporting in terms of electronic communication and have access to a phone for toll free International Conference Calls.
  • Time commitment: 
  • Four two-hour Board of Trustee Conference Calls per year, scheduled a minimum of 1 month in advance and based on the majority of Trustees being available.
  • Time to review documentation for Trustee Conference Calls, circulated minimum 7 days’ prior
  • 1-4 hours per month to respond to requests for input and/or interact with other Trustees, Portfolio Directors and/or RLSS youth.
 
Appointment and Term:
 
The Youth Trustee will be confirmed by the Board based on a vote by active RLSS youth volunteers.  The Youth Trustee will be elected for a two-year term and may be re-elected for one additional two-year term.  Note: The process for the Youth Trustee election was developed with input from active RLSS youth and approved by the Board of Trustees. These Terms of Reference and the election process will be reviewed with RLSS youth prior to the second election cycle and a minimum of once every two cycles thereafter.
 

 

 

Application Process:

1. Each Commonwealth Youth Trustee applicant will write a 750 to 1000-word essay on why they wish to be the Youth Trustee on the Board of The Royal Life Saving Society, Commonwealth. The essay should address the following topics:

  • Volunteer involvement with Lifesaving Society Canada and its branches.
  • Demonstrate their commitment to the reduction of drowning in the Commonwealth.
  • Experience in leadership positions within Lifesaving Society Canada.
  • Interest in interacting with other Commonwealth youth.
  • Express your knowledge of the Commonwealth Emerging Leaders program.
  • Obtain a letter of support from your provincial branch.

2. Fill out RLSS Youth Trustee Application Form in attached document.

3. Return the essay, application form and branch letter of support to Lifesaving Society Canada National Office no later than the close of business on 14th of February, 2018 via emailto wschultenkamper@lifesaving.ca

4. Applications will be evaluated by an internal committee on the 15th and 16th of February.

5. We will notify Successful candidate on Monday the 19th of February.

Lifesaving Society Canada’s Board and Youth Trustee submissions will forwarded to the Royal Life Saving Society Commonwealth on the 20th of February, 2018. 

Contact Info
Name: 
Wendy Schultenkamper
City: 
Ottawa
Province or Territory: 
Ontario

Lifesaving Society BC & Yukon Branch Competition Committee - Call for Members

Closing date: 
January 31, 2018
Job Description: 

The Lifesaving Society BC & Yukon Branch is looking for Competition Committee members to support the Mission, Vision, and Values of the BC & Yukon Branch through their support of Lifesaving Competition.

 

Please see the attached Call for Members for a detailed description of Roles and Required Qualifications. To apply, send resume and cover letter outlining your interest and subject matter expertise in confidence to Cheryl Sibany, Program Manager at cheryls@lifesaving.bc.ca

Contact Info
Name: 
Cheryl Sibany
Information Phone: 
6042995450
Address: 
112-3989 henning drive
City: 
Burnaby
Province or Territory: 
British Columbia
Postal Code: 
V6g1h5

Volunteer at the 2017 World Conference on Drowning Prevention

Location: 
Other
Closing date: 
September 18, 2017
Job Description: 

With excitement and energy building toward Lifesaving Society Canada hosting the World Conference on Drowning Prevention in Vancouver this October, here’s your chance to be involved.  Many volunteers are required to put on this ‘best-ever’ conference and we know that Lifesaving Society volunteers are the best!  Consider your skills and apply for one of the following positions:

  • Shuttle Driver - driving 8 person vans donated by Coquitlam Chrysler as needed; knowledge of Metro Vancouver essential, Class 4 license preferred, current driver’s abstract required.
  • Safety & Security Team Member - assisting with security and acting as a leader in case of emergency
  • Host Team Member - greeting and assisting delegates; second language a great asset
  • Registration Team Member - assisting with delegate registration process
  • Room Monitor - ensuring smooth function within presentation rooms, checking for authorization
  • Audio Visual Support - ensuring smooth presentations in regard to A/V; high level of computer and PowerPoint knowledge essential
  • Social Media Team Member - supporting Marketing Committee in digital marketing initiatives
If you are interested and available, please click the link below to complete the WCDP Volunteer Application form. We look forward to working with you in welcoming the lifesaving world to Vancouver!
 
*Please note that due to technical difficulties within our email server we were unable to process previously submitted application forms (non digital). Please resubmit your interest on this digital application. If you have questions please contact the Branch office directly at 604-299-5450.
Contact Info
Email: 
Information Phone: 
604-299-5450
City: 
Vancouver
Province or Territory: 
British Columbia

Public Education Advisory Group Member

Closing date: 
August 14, 2017
Job Description: 

Application deadline: August 14, 2017

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Purpose:The Public Education Advisory Group Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of the Lifesaving BC & Yukon by supporting the activities of the Branch in Public Education.

 

Term of Office:
Appointed by the Public Education Advisory Group Chair, for a term of 2 years.

Are chosen for their subject matter expertise, experience and representation of Branch affiliates.

 

Reporting Relationship:

Public Education Advisory Group as required.

Responsibilities:

  • Establishes annual objectives for their portfolio/ project.
  • Manages approved projects within pre-set budget limits and new product development guidelines.
  • Leads the project’s including:
    • Recruits project members
    • Assigns project responsibilities
    • Recognizes volunteer members
  • Attends Advisory Group meetings as scheduled and the Annual General Meeting.
  • Reports to Advisory Group as scheduled on the status of the portfolio’s annual objectives.
  • Prepares an annual report on the portfolio’s accomplishments.

 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Skills and Experience:

  • Possession of the following knowledge, skills and experience will enable the selected applicant to perform the major job functions successfully.
  • Proven experience, knowledge of or interest in project subject matter
  • Experience with volunteer groups or associations would be an asset.
  • Strong leadership skills and collaborative work ethic.
  • Educational background in Lifesaving Sport, Lifeguard Competitions, Coaching is an asset, but not a requirement.
  • Lifesaving Society Instructor Certification is recommended, but not a requirement.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter outlining your interest and subject matter expertise in confidence to Cheryl Sibany, Program Manager at cheryls@lifesaving.bc.ca.

 

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

The Lifesaving Society is a national volunteer organization and registered charity working to prevent drowning and water-related injury. The Society has been educating Canadians since the first Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion was earned in 1896.

Contact Info
Name: 
Cheryl Sibany
Information Phone: 
(604) 299-5450
Address: 
3989 Henning Dr #112
City: 
Burnaby
Province or Territory: 
British Columbia
Postal Code: 
V5C 6N5

Sport Advisory Group Member

Closing date: 
August 14, 2017
Job Description: 

Application deadline: August 14, 2017

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Purpose:The Lifesaving Sport Advisory Group supports the Mission, Vision and Values of the Lifesaving BC & Yukon by supporting the activities of the Branch in Lifesaving Sport.

 

Term of Office:
Appointed by the Lifesaving Sport Advisory Group Chair, for a term of 2 years.

Are chosen for their subject matter expertise, experience and representation of branch affiliates.

 

Reporting Relationship:

Lifesaving Sport Advisory Group as required.

Responsibilities:

  • Establishes annual objectives for their portfolio/ project.
  • Manages approved projects within pre-set budget limits and new product development guidelines.
  • Leads the project’s including:
    • Recruits project members
    • Assigns project responsibilities
    • Recognizes volunteer members
  • Attends Advisory Group meetings as scheduled and the Annual General Meeting.
  • Reports to Advisory Group as scheduled on the status of the portfolio’s annual objectives.
  • Prepares an annual report on the portfolio’s accomplishments.

 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Skills and Experience:

  • Possession of the following knowledge, skills and experience will enable the selected applicant to perform the major job functions successfully.
  • Proven experience, knowledge of or interest in project subject matter
  • Experience with volunteer groups or associations would be an asset.
  • Strong leadership skills and collaborative work ethic.
  • Educational background in Lifesaving Sport, Lifeguard Competitions, Coaching is an asset, but not a requirement.
  • Lifesaving Society Instructor Certification is recommended, but not a requirement.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter outlining your interest and subject matter expertise in confidence to Cheryl Sibany, Program Manager at cheryls@lifesaving.bc.ca.

 

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

The Lifesaving Society is a national volunteer organization and registered charity working to prevent drowning and water-related injury. The Society has been educating Canadians since the first Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion was earned in 1896.

Contact Info
Name: 
Cheryl Sibany
Information Phone: 
(604) 299-5450
Address: 
3989 Henning Dr #112
City: 
Burnaby
Province or Territory: 
British Columbia
Postal Code: 
V5C 6N5

Ironman Canada First Aid Responders

Location: 
Other
Closing date: 
July 30, 2017
Job Description: 

 We are looking for any volunteers who have valid first aid certification or healthcare license who are interested in joining us. This could also be a good opportunity for those who are interested in medicine, nursing, paramedical and/or emergency responder careers. Minors can participate, with the permission of parent or guardian.

 

Event Information:

Event:   Ironman Canada

 

Where:  Whistler, BC (If transportation is required, we will endeavor to arrange for carpooling where possible)

 

Date:     Sunday, July 30, 2017

Time:     5am – late (various shifts are available)

 

You will receive a medical team t-shirt, a team BBQ/orientation and on a first-come-first served basis, shared accommodation provided free of charge for Saturday and Sunday nights. Light meal and snacks will be provided while you are on shift. You can also request a reference letter after the event is concluded. 

Sign up: http://tiny.cc/k7txly <http://tiny.cc/k7txly>

Questions or concerns? Please email Stephen Chui, Medical Team Crew Coordinator at Stephen@odysseymedical.ca

Contact Info
Name: 
Stephen Chui
City: 
Whistler
Province or Territory: 
British Columbia

Treasurer Position

Location: 
Other
Closing date: 
July 16, 2017
Job Description: 

  Treasurer Position (Volunteer)

The Aquafit for All  Association(AFA) is currently looking for a volunteer Treasurer to help with the administrative needs of the organization. In this role, you will be required to attend monthly board meetings, and will spend a maximum of 5-6 hours per month completing financial and record-keeping tasks for the organization. A priority of the position will be aiding in the completion of the charity status application for the organization. Mininum 1 year commitment.
 
Responsibilities of the role include:
  • Manages finances of the organization
  • Administrates fiscal matters of the organization
  • Provides annual budget to the board for members’ approval
  • Ensures development and board review of financial policies and procedures
  • Regularly attends monthly board meetings and important related meetings
  • Participates in fund-raising, special events, and promotional activities for the organization
  • Qualifications for the role include:
  • Experience with basic accounting, financial record-keeping, and tax submissions
  • Experience with aquatic fitness is an asset
  • Agree to and pass a police record review
Experience working with individuals with disabilities preferred
This is a volunteer position with great opportunity to learn the different aspects of managing a non-profit organization. You will have chances to communicate with other organizations, get to know board members, give back to the community, as well as take part in planning and executing our activities.
If you like, there will also be some opportunities to attend training around physical health and aid, including Aquafit or sighted-guide training both in and out of the water. The role will have on-the-job training, and board members will be available to support and help you.
We look forward to meeting you!
If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your resume to: grace.cheung@aquafitforall.org
The Aquafit for All Association is a non-profit organization that aims to provide aquatic exercise opportunities for individuals of all ages and abilities. Our pilot program, AquaVision, began January 2017, and is an affordable aquatic exercise program tailored for visually impaired adults. For more information, visit aquafitforall.org.
Contact Info
Name: 
Grace Cheung
Information Phone: 
aquafitforall.org
Province or Territory: 
British Columbia

Swim to Survive Day

Closing date: 
May 26, 2017
Job Description: 

Become a Swim to Survive Day Volunteer!

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On Sunday, May 28th, 2017, the Lifesaving Society and the Lifeguard Outreach Society will bring free drowning prevention lessons to youth at Saanich Commonwealth and will conduct the Swim to Survive program. The Swim to Survive program will be provided to educate youth and parents on the risks associated with swimming and teach them survival skills essential for a safe and fun experience on the water.

Swim to Survive is a Lifesaving Society program offered across Canada that provides simple basic training in three essential skills needed to survive an unexpected fall into deep water. Swim to Survive is different than swimming lessons and not a replacement for them, but an important first step to being safe around water.

We are currently seeking enthusiastic individuals who want to help us spread the word about drowning prevention in Victoria.

Deck-side volunteers and in-water volunteers are needed to help deliver valuable water safety education and free Swim to Survive lessons to families in Victoria. If you would like to be an on-deck volunteer please click here.

For more information on being an in-water volunteer please visit www.lgos.ca

Date: Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Location: Saanich Commonwealth Place, 4636 Elk Lake Dr, Victoria, BC V8Z 7K2

Time: 8:00AM – 4:30PM (If you are unable to make the entire shift, please indicate in application available times)

*volunteers must be 16 years of age

 

Thanks for your interest in volunteering at Swim to Survive Day! We cannot wait to see you!

For further questions please contact Sienna Joyce at siennaj@lifesaving.bc.ca

Contact Info
Name: 
Sienna Joyce
Information Phone: 
604-299-5450
Registration Phone: 
604-299-5450
City: 
Victoria
Province or Territory: 
British Columbia

First Aid Attendants Needed for Vancouver College's Mayfair Event

Location: 
Other
Closing date: 
May 13, 2017
Job Description: 

 Date:     May 13, 2017

Time: 10 am – 4 pm

Location 5400 Cartier Street, Vancouver

First Aid Room and Ice is available.

Lunch, snacks and water will be provided.

The location will be covered.

Contact Info
Registration Phone: 
604-351-3565
Province or Territory: 
British Columbia
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